Archive: 2012

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The eighth visit of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission to Sochi concluded today with Commission Chairman Jean-Claude Killy praising the local organisers of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games...

New Zealand was well represented on the podium in all four of the freeride skiing and snowboarding events at the Mt Ruapehu Xtreme competition at Whakapapa Ski Area in September.

Lake Wanaka, New Zealand (5 October 2012) - Weather proved the deciding factor on what was scheduled to be the final day of competition at the 2012 Snow Sports NZ...

High winds forced the postponement of the 2012 Snow Sports NZ Junior Freeski & Snowboard National Championship on Wednesday with the Salomon Ski Halfpipe and K2 Snowboard Free-ride being re-scheduled...

Congratulations also to Ian Mclean who has been appointed as Snow Sports NZ’s Alpine and Cross Country Manager. Ian comes into the role with significant coaching and technical experience.

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Congratulations to Fiona Boyer, Paul Brownsey and Adrian Farnsworth who were elected onto the Alpine Sports Committee (ASC) at the 2012 Alpine Forum.

Queenstown, New Zealand (3 October 2012) - Snow Sports New Zealand is delighted to have been awarded a grant by the SKYCITY Queenstown Casino Community Trust.

Taylor Rapley 21 (Queenstown) and Adam Barwood 20 (Queenstown) have been named the 2012 New Zealand National Ski champions after the titles were decided over just two disciplines, giant slalom...

Day Two of the 2012 Snow Sports NZ Junior Freeski & Snowboard National Championship saw competitors enjoying blue skies and spring snow conditions.

Day 1 Wrap  An overnight fall of 10cm of fresh spring snow heightened the competitive spirit and enthusiasm on day one of the 2012 Snow Sports NZ Junior Ski and Snowboard...

Queenstown, New Zealand (7 September 2012) – After horrendous weather conditions postponed the competition at the Remarkables, The North Face Freeski Open of New Zealand Big Mountain finals took place...

Queenstown, New Zealand (4 August 2012) – Athletes dealt with strong winds and difficult visibility yet surprisingly good snow in Shadow Basin, at the Remarkables, for The North Face Freeski...

New Zealand team member Taylor Rapley, 21, (Queenstown) had double success when she won the national giant slalom and slalom titles at the New Zealand National Alpine Championships at Coronet...

Wanaka, New Zealand (1 September 2012) – The North Face Freeski Open welcomed over sixty international freeskiers to fight it out in the halfpipe at Snow Park NZ today.

Day three of the K2 Big Mountain CHILL Series wrapped up this afternoon and it was another banger.

Day four of four, epic! Despite a doom forecast the competitors were up early and so too were the organisers.

It’s on! Come on up to Temple Basin for the 2012 Black Diamond Big Mountain, the final event in the 2012 CHILL Series.

What can we say. Epic! Massive Euro backies, 35 foot corked 360’s and more exposure than an R18 photo shoot.

Day one of the K2 Big Mountain CHILL saw plenty of gnarliness and all round good times.

This year’s Uni Snow Games are shaping up to be one of the most competitive yet, with the eyes of many set on next year’s World University Winter Games.

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